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Photohunt: Bags


Rainier Summit Climb 2003
Rainier Summit Climb 2004 - sitting on their bags at a break

This week's Photohunt theme is bags. This was really difficult for me. I am not a shopper so I don't have a lot of pictures of shopping bags. I thought for a bit about doing a picture of my luggage bag but that seemed a little.. well let's say... boring. So I had to do a lot of hunting to finally come up with the idea of a backpack. It is a bag - a bag for your camping and climbing gear that you carry on your back.

My husband climbed Mt. Rainier in 2003 and he spent a lot of time carrying a backpack training for his climb. The training all paid off and he was able to summit.

The pack is very necessary on the climb - it can be a seat as pictured above but more importantly, it is used to carry first aid kit, food, water and clothing - all items that can help you survive.

Here are some more pictures from the climb. (Full disclosure - not all of these pictures are mine - part are taken by my husband since I didn't do the climb).

Rainier Summit Climb 2004
Packing his gear the night before the climb

Rainier Summit Climb 2004
All the bags (packs) lined up before starting the climb

Rainier Summit Climb 2004
Accessing their bags during a break

Rainier Summit Climb 2004
Ice axe helps to balance with the load of the bag

Rainier Summit Climb 2004
Happy at the summit

Comments (17)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta, great photos and backpacks is a great choice for this week's theme. Love all the photos of the climb and your husband summitting!

Mt. Rainer is breathtaking in the snow.

Have a great weekend!

It's like an expedition to the top of Everest.

Perfect and different way to go with the theme! Those snow photos look beautiful and COLD!

What an amazing eXpedition and remarkable accomplishment! Fabulous photos.

Great photos! I would LOVE to climb Mt. Rainier.
Great take on the theme too!

Not the easiest theme this week, but you've managed to make it very interesting!

Love your take on the theme this week. Amazing photos! Must be a very difficult (and cold) climb! Your husband looks so happy at the top :)

Perfectly super take - love the summit photo.

lovely take on the theme!

Amazing photos, Marta! The last photo is priceless and the snow against the blue sky is just gorgeous.

great shots and i love your take on the theme, how interesting!

Loved this post. Mountain climbing is so interesting!

Superb take on the theme. THat cannot have been an easy climb so kudos to your husband and everyone else who did the climb


Marta, wonderful photos! Yours and your husband's adventures are most interesting. This was a great take on the "Bags" theme!


I love your photos! And your husband looks so elated at the summit. What an accomplishment!

Great photos and your husband must have been very happy to have bagged a peak!

beautiful pics! What an accomplishment! I miss mountain climbing. Haven't climb a mountain with snow though:) I would love to try.

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